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        Alumnus Christopher Bohinski ’13, served as
    emcee for the evening and brought down the house
    singing “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin and the ’50’s
    classic “Rockin’ Robin.”

        The Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of the
    Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, thanked those in
    attendance for their continued support of West Vir-
    ginia’s only Catholic university.

    ‘‘’’     Gaudiosa was a truly magical
             evening. We are blessed to have so
             many benefactors who care about
             our students and university.

                                                                     — Rev. James Fleming, S.J.
                                                        President, Wheeling Jesuit University

        Dr. Kate Voorhees, WJU professor of English, ded-
    icated a special song, “My Home Among the Hills,” to
    Sr. Joanne who received the Ignatian Medal from her
    alma mater. The Ignatian Medal is reserved for indi-
    viduals of special accomplishment and awarded to
    women and men who lead lives based on the ideals
    championed by the founder of the Society of Jesus.

        River City Brass accompanied the singers and
    played, “April in Paris” for WJU benefactor Simone
    Ziegler who was in attendance. The university an-
    nounced that it would name its recital hall for Ziegler,
    who recently passed away, and her late husband,

        The evening concluded with a standing ovation
    for WJU’s women’s volleyball team – the 2015 NCAA
    Division II National Champions. Donning their nation-
    al champion shirts, the team took the stage carrying
    their trophies, as all gathered sang the official state
    song of West Virginia “Country Roads” in their honor.

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